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    5 Unusual Facts About Ring Tailed Lemurs

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    Take a tour of Unusual Facts About Ring Tailed Lemurs in Miami, United States - part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

    Ring-Tailed Lemurs, named after their most distinctive feature, are the most widely-known of the species and are critically endangered residents of Madagascar.

    Besides climbing, male lemurs use their tails to send stinky musk scent from their glands at mating-competitors.

    Lemurs' food of preference is fruit, but they will eat other forms of vegetation including leaves, bark, and flowers.

    The gestation time of the Ring-Tails is about half that of humans', but like us, they give birth to one young at a time.

    Like many primates, Ring-Tailed Lemurs are social animals, living in groups which range in size from less than ten to close to thirty.